What ARE Unintended Biases? A Primer for Understanding Bias in Everyday Life

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What ARE Unintended Biases? A Primer for Understanding Bias in Everyday Life

26 June 2020, 12:00 - 13:00
EasternTime

“Unconscious bias.” “Implicit bias.” “Microaggressions.” Research suggests our minds have evolved to make rapid-fire—and often reflexive—judgments about everything from chairs to people. But can our expectations about other people (e.g., their gender, race, ethnicity, and other social identities) really bias our reactions to other people in unintended ways? If these biases are unintended, how can they be harmful?

Join us for a lively webinar on the science behind unintended biases. We will explore the origins of these biases, their impact on individuals and the scientific workplace, and how we all can take steps to mitigate their harm to make our communities more welcoming and inclusive. 

Registration is limited so register today!

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Trainer

Stephanie A. Goodwin, Ph.D.
Wright State University, President of Incluxion Works, Inc.

A nationally recognized scholar in diversity, equity and inclusion, Dr. Stephanie Goodwin has 20+ years of experience in higher education as a scientist, educator, and academic leader with expertise in diversity and inclusion, faculty development, and academic affairs. Her scholarly expertise includes social cognition and intergroup relations, including research on implicit social cognition and bias reduction. Founder of Incluxion Works, Inc., her workshops have promoted dialogue to change organizational culture, promote inclusion and reduce identity harassment at 25+ universities and professional organizations across the US. She earned a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Goodwin is an elected Fellow of the Society of Experimental Social Psychology.